Jan 29, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>glc_0908</b></div><div>curious, why the "fireshero"</div></div>
Long story short: I had a garbage day, I hated the trade when I heard it on the radio, went over the top (once I reached my computer after complaining about it all day), and lost it and changed my name to "FireShero."
Also I think a lot of the anger came from the Rangers getting Trouba, losing Santini (liked him since he was a psychical defender), not taking on Marleau's contract for picks, and trading away the 2020 2nd which limited the options for offer-sheets this year. In retrospect the trade makes a lot of sense: NJ needed another RH D-man who could play 20-24 mins a nigh, it lessened the load on Severson, NJ needed defensive help, and it was a good deal for NJ to get a top-2 defense-man.
Basically Shero made the team better, but not exactly how I wanted; So I want on a rant backed almost entirely by hot air.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>drew1871</b></div><div>I am very happy with the move for Subban. He is our best Dman immediately. He will teach the youngsters. I do not believe the locker room cancer talk everyone says. He was LOVED in Montreal until he was traded, he was LOVED in Nashville until he was traded. Look at all of his work with charities and watch how much he does within Newark. The Devils are FAR away from cap problems and Subban's contract will not hurt them in the slightest. He was hurt last year and not playing as much. He will rebound back to form this year, I guarantee it. The Devils are contenders now, but they will remain contenders in the future, the ONLY thing they gave up of importance in this deal is the 34th pick, which is a crap shoot on if it pans out. Subban, Hughes, Nico, Ty Smith, and a healthy Hall, Will attract another key piece in free agency needed. Also, Subban can and does play physical, there are some nice videos out there of him laying people out, especially Brad "the rat" Marchand.
Sorry that I was a dick in my last post, was a few beers in.</div></div>
No worries; I was asking for it. Hopefully I'll be eating my words by December.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ComYog</b></div><div>Yeah god damn it shero wtf now NJD looks like they could be a competitor.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CalvinKlein</b></div><div>Some people just like to complain no matter how ridiculous they look doing it.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Phoneyanteater123</b></div><div>Who cares if Subban re-signs after 3 years or not, the Devils gave up scraps for 3 years of him anyway.. Subban also brings media coverage and personality to a Devils team that has been living in the shadows for the past 10 years. The NHL is a profit oriented business and Subban is a MONEY MAKER for any team that owns him. He will help make the Devils popular again, sort of like what the Canes did with the Storm surge this year.
Great addition here by Shero that goes way beyond just on-ice play.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>LegendaryMyGuy</b></div><div>This is the best the team has looked in years LOOL</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>DanteDevilsHockey</b></div><div>HAHAHAHAHAHAAH</div></div>
Make a long story short: bad day, don't like the trade then (still not a huge fan now) , went off/ overboard, my bad.
I agree that Subban is now the Devils best D-man, but I just feel it leaves the Devils with no physical/ defensively minded D-men. Also I know Shero traded for Subban to convince Hall to stay, but I feel Subban is to old when all the core/hopeful future core, outside of Hall, is under 24: Severson, Hischier, Hughes, Bratt, Zacha, Butcher, Smith, Blackwood, and Boqvist.
I am in the minority but I would have rather traded Hall and built around his return and the players mentioned above. I feel it was a year too soon since before the Devils ended the rebuild and now I just see them in a similar situation as the Wild, from a 2-3 years ago, where they are a good team but get bounced from the playoffs in the 1st/ 2nd round every year.
Why are you guys happy about it? Maybe I am just missing something.